Is Inner Silence the Way to Happiness?

Is Inner Silence the Way to Happiness?

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An awakening was not scheduled in Michael Linenberger’s calendar, but it happened anyway. Fortunately for us, he was paying attention, and the result is Simple Awakening: The Power of Inner Silence (New Academy Publishers).  

Michael Linenberger is a successful businessman, a former VP in a large management consulting firm with several best-selling books on workday management to his credit. Starting in late 2012, Michael experienced an extraordinary, positive change happening spontaneously in his life. A profound inner silence began developing, one that grew stronger and stronger each day. From that silence, a fundamental set of life transformations emerged: 

•Work became easy, life became easy, and all striving ceased. 
•All fears and doubts disappeared. 
•Unconditional happiness—bliss—moved in. 

Perhaps most important, a profound and accurate intuition began guiding his life to greater and greater achievements, both in his business and personal life. All these changes occurred through something Michael calls simple awakening—which he feels nearly everyone has the potential to achieve.

In an extraordinarily practical way, Michael tells the story of this amazing transformation unfolding over three years in Simple Awakening: The Power of Inner Silence. Most important, he explains what awakening can mean to you: what it looks like, how you might cultivate it, and the many ways it could revolutionize your entire life.

Michael Linenberger has held major roles in the field of information technology and business management for over twenty years. A former vice president at a large, international management consulting firm, he also worked as head of technology at U.S. Peace Corps. An expert on managing work tasks and communication, Michael has written seven books on workday productivity, among them several best sellers. 

Michael holds a B.S. and M.S. from The University of Massachusetts. He started his career in 1976 as a scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the 1980s, he worked as a civil engineer designing foundations for some of the largest buildings in San Diego, California. For more than forty years, Michael has also been interested in the development of consciousness. He is a popular speaker with insightful talks and seminars on how to improve one’s business and personal life. 

Michael’s story of awakening is so heartfelt. This book will keep you turning the pages as you realize that the blissful core of who you are is available to you, just below the surface, in simple silence.
– Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times best-selling author, Happy for No Reason

This book has taken me by surprise! Michael is a beautiful writer and, he’s written something so important, of great value. I love this book!
– Jennifer Read Hawthorne, coauthor, #1 New York Times bestseller Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and author, The Soul of Success

Michael demystifies the process of ‘awakening’ as he explains his experiences and their meaning. Michael has masterfully conveyed the real-life impact and potential of awakening—and how simple it is!
– Susan Marcinelli, PhD, former Senior VP, Innovation & Leadership, Best Buy

Michael’s book is so needed! It’s very inspirational because it shows that awakening is achievable. It gives people hope that they can actually get to that place of expanded consciousness.
– Nancy Romero, former CEO, Accelerated Family Counseling

For more information, please visit www.simpleawakening.com. 

Simple Awakening: The Power of Inner Silence

By Michael Linenberger
New Academy Publishers
Available online and at fine bookstores everywhere
March 2016
ISBN 13: 978-0983364740
ISBN 10: 0983364745

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